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The importance of health for persons with psychiatric disabilities
Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 16, no 5, 455-461 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Persons with psychiatric disabilities often lead an isolated life, and their living conditions are usually not as good as those of other people. There are few studies that describe these individuals' own opinions of what can contribute to increased health. The aim of this study was therefore to describe the importance of health for persons with psychiatric disabilities. The study group comprised 12 persons, living in the community in west of Sweden, who were interviewed during 2005. The data were analysed by means of qualitative content analysis. The findings revealed five categories: (1) help and support in daily life; (2) being part of a social context; (3) having a meaningful daily life; (4) using resources in the right way; and (5) experiencing well-being. The result showed that interventions that promote health need to be clarified and strengthened by means of coordinated efforts from the healthcare services and the local community. In addition, persons with psychiatric disabilities should be invited and encouraged to participate in society as well as being listened to and having their needs addressed.

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Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Vol. 16, no 5, 455-461 p.
Keyword [en]
health, long-term care, needs, psychiatric disability, quality of life
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20547DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01400.xISI: 000265894400007PubMedID: 19538602Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-65549141731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-20547DiVA: diva2:587078
Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-01-17Bibliographically approved

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